FIDIC Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021

We are living and working in testing and challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every country around the world and all industries are having to come to terms with how to cope with a crisis that has left no sector unscathed. Last year, FIDIC organised a series of Covid-19 webinars to help inform and educate the construction and infrastructure sector and bring professionals together during an unprecedented period for the industry. Thousands of people attended our events from all over the world and found them very useful in facing up to the organisational and business challenges they face. 

Given that we are still living and working with the effects of the pandemic, in 2021, we have organised a further series of online events to further support the industry and those that work in it. Our Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021 will see six webinars addressing some of the key issues arising from the pandemic, the lessons to be learned and sharing best practices to benefit construction and infrastructure firms over the challenging months ahead. All our events are free to attend and are hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. Click on the relevant links below to reserve your place.

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Has health infrastructure taught construction a lesson?

Tuesday 2 February 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted that the resilience of infrastructure is important, but when investment decisions are made resilience is not always at the forefront of investors’ minds. How does this affect contracts, and can such provisions be built in? Considering the Covid crisis, how can the construction sector learn from a blunt but vital lesson? This webinar will seek to answer those questions and more besides.


Working together in the new normal

Tuesday 2 March 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how work patterns can change drastically, with less travel, more online meetings and more technology used for activities such as digital signatures. We have also been informed that the infrastructure needs of society would change, the corporate business model will change, investment appetite will change, Government policy will change and this could lead to a new industrial revolution.


To dispute, or not to dispute?

Tuesday 30 March 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

The ongoing global pandemic is a crisis that has challenged many projects and whilst some have chosen to use informal means to continue working relationships and progress, other projects have ground to a standstill. It is in clients’ and the industry’s interests to resolve such issues and avoid costly litigation and the courts? This webinar will show how FIDIC contracts can help bring the industry together, how flexible those working on a project can be and what happens next?  


Keeping cashflows flowing in challenging times

Tuesday 13 April 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

The pandemic has resulted in many projects being delayed or suspended and finances being stretched. How does this affect the supply chain from the top to the bottom? When we are relying on cashflow to survive, what is the solution and what do FIDIC contracts outline to deal with such a challenging situation? Find out how FIDIC contracts or any other contract forms used can help in keeping cashflows flowing by attending this webinar.


Dealing with change in uncertain times 

Tuesday 11 May 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

Every project goes through change, but current events have made such change more likely and potentially more costly in the future with ongoing social distancing and restrictions on travel and movement. How do FIDIC contracts or any other adopted contracts deal with change requests and what can you expect to occur as a result of unplanned and unscheduled changes? In these uncertain times, this webinar is an absolute must-attend for all those working with FIDIC contracts.


FIDIC contracts – the gold standard for projects   

Tuesday 8 June 2021 - 12.00 to 13.30 CET

The Covid crisis has demonstrated how the businesses, governments and societies around the globe have to work together and that such cooperation is vital in achieving the best and most efficient outcome. FIDIC contracts are widely and rightly seen as the gold standard for global infrastructure, engineering and construction projects and provide benefits and confidence to all parties. At this webinar, leading contracts experts will discuss the key advantages and benefits of using the various forms of FIDIC contracts and, crucially, how to make the most of them.